The Walk Across America for Mother Earth

A group of anarchists walk, from New York City to the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, to protest nuclear proliferation, in this a modern day commedia dell’arte play (with music by Ellen Maddow) about political activism and activists.
Written by Taylor Mac
Directed by Paul Zimet
Performed by Will Badgett (Nick), Viva DeConcini (Beeka), James Tigger! Ferguson (Greeter), Daphne Gaines (Angie), Taylor Mac (Kelly), Ellen Maddow (Flower), Frank Paiva (Grass/Wakenhut), Steven Rattazzi (King Arthur), Tina Shepard (Marsha), Jack Wetherall (Rainbow Carl), Alex Franz Zehetbauer (Creek/Wakenhut) and Nikki Zialcita (Jimica/Key Key)
Music by Ellen Maddow
Costumes by Machine Dazzle
Sets by Anna Kiraly
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee
Makeup by Darrell Thorne
Production stage manager: Robert Signom III
Presented by La MaMa E.T.C. in association with the Talking Band, 2011Originally commissioned by and produced at LaMama ETC by The Talking Band, Paul Zimet (Artistic Director) in association with Under The Radar Festival. It received extensive workshop time and space as part of New Dramatists’ Creativity Fund, was developed and produced with support from the Playwrights’ Center’s McKnight Commission and Residency Program, Minneapolis, MN and was further developed with the support of the Orchard Project (, as well as New York Theatre Workshop and New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing.